Classic Dermatology Techniques For The Treatment Of Scarring 

 

What are these PROCEDURES?  

The treatments described below are traditional methods used to treat different types of scars. Unlike lasers and other methods these treatments require a minimal amount of equipment, but still require very skilled practitioners

*All results shown on our website have been achieved by our team members. Please note that results are individual and may vary.


Prescription Injections*  

These injections are used to treat both keloid and hypertrophic scars. Some injections work by preventing fibroblasts from producing new scar tissue and blocking circulation within the scar causing the scar tissue to die and others may be diluted with local anaesthetic for treatment of early or smaller scars.
* Prescription medications cannot be named in pre-consultation information.


cross (chemical reconstruction of skin scars) 

CROSS is used to improve the appearance of deep acne scars or surgically depressed scars. It involves the application of a concentrated Trichloroacetic Acid [TCA] to the depressed area of scarring. The acid actually, “scars,” the scar, stimulating collagen production, which raises the level of the scar closer to the skin’s surface.


Excisional surgery for scarring

Excision is used to cut out acne and other types of scars. Once the scar is excised, the area is sutured to produce a more cosmetically acceptable scar. Other techniques may then be applied for further improvement. The procedure is performed under local anaesthetic.


Punch techniques

Punch elevation treats facial scars where the floor of the scar is ‘released’ using a circular cutting device and elevated.

Punch grafting removes scars and occasionally pigmentation abnormalities. The damaged skin is removed using a circular cutting device. Healthy skin is taken from a donor site and grafted in its place.

Punch excision removes scars completely and the area is sutured to produce a more cosmetically acceptable scar.


SUBCISION

Subcision involves going underneath scars with a needle, moving it back and forth and side to side to detach and release the scar’s attachment to deeper structures. This allows new connective tissue to form, which helps lift up these contour abnormalities.


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